Best Children’s Nonfiction Sports & Activities in 2022

Children's Nonfiction Sports & Activities Books

There are many types of Children's Nonfiction Sports & Activities books available. They cover a variety of subjects and are suitable for children of all ages. They are great for helping children develop important subjects and learn about different activities. The themes they cover are also important and can help kids learn more about various subjects. Listed below are some of the best children's sports and activities books. To find the best ones for your kids, browse our list.

Goodnight Football by Michael Dahl

If your child is interested in football, Goodnight Football is a great read for them. This rhyming book with vibrant illustrations celebrates all things football and its fans. Featuring a gentle ending, Goodnight Football celebrates football, friendship, and family. Author Michael Dahl is known for his prolific writing and has received the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award. He lives in Minneapolis. His books have been translated into numerous languages.

While children often settle down with their favorite books and toys for bedtime, football fans are more likely to fall asleep with their footballs and helmets. Dahl's rhyming verse captures the pageantry of football games with football terms. A football-themed bedtime story for toddlers is a perfect choice for football-loving kids. If you're searching for a book for your child's bedtime routine, Goodnight Football is a great choice.

Pedro's Big Goal by Fran Manushkin

Pedro dreams of being the goalie in a big soccer match, but he is too slow and small to play. The author and illustrators use everyday life situations to demonstrate how Pedro can improve his goalie skills. He even blocks his brother from stepping in dog poop. The story also highlights the dangers of bragging. Pedro's Big Goal is one of several books in the Pedro series.

Izzy Barr, Running Star by Claudia Mills

Izzy Barr, a third grader, is a star athlete on her softball team and the fastest runner in her class. Her half-brother, Dustin, is also an athlete, and it seems that his father is his favorite. He goes to every game of Dustin's, and even attends the games of Izzy's half-brother. Izzy is determined to be a star, and her father supports her every step of the way.

Izzy loves running and hopes to win the 10K race. Her friends and teachers support her, and she learns to work through her feelings. In addition to her own running, Izzy's classmates chose role models that they admire and added inspiring facts to the book. Izzy's dad is a P.E. teacher and coaches the school's Fitness Club, where students train for a citywide 10K.

The story of Izzy Barr, Running Star, is a fun read-alike for fans of Sylvie Scruggs' Franklin School Friends series. Like those books, Izzy Barr, Running Star is also focused on friendship and family. At first, Izzy Barr, Running Star was thought to be the final book in a trilogy, but it has since been revealed that the fourth book will be published this fall.

Kylie Jean Gymnastics Queen by Marcy Peschke

Known for her tumbling skills, Kylie Jean Carter is a talented gymnast who decides to take up gymnastics lessons. Her passion for the sport is evident when she becomes inspired by Academy Award dresses. She models Lilly's dress at a school fund-raising auction. In addition, she dreams of dancing the lead role in the ballet Swan Lake. Ultimately, she discovers that making new friends is more important than being a tumbling queen.

Game Changers: Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransom

"Game Changers: Venus and Serena Williams" by Lesa Cline-Ransom is an excellent book for young readers. Both women were rivals in the tennis game. In a spirited contest between them, Venus defeated Serena in the finals. Both women were fierce competitors and still cheer for each other when Venus wins a match. While few books can offer the same motivation and encouragement as "Game Changers," both children will enjoy this inspirational book.

Both Serena and Venus started their careers at a young age, playing tennis professionally and overcoming racism. Their fathers paid neighborhood boys to yell at them, but they persevered and eventually reached the top. While the world of tennis is dominated by white athletes, these two girls changed the face of tennis and the sport itself. Lesa Cline-Ransom's compelling memoir offers an inspiring look at the lives of these two tennis superstars.

As tennis superstars, Venus and Serena Williams are an inspiration for all women, especially those pursuing tennis. Their friendship has helped them become global icons. And they were fiercely loyal and hypercompetitive. This award-winning book is an important addition to sports collections. It also celebrates the legacy of their parents and the sisters' legacy. It's also a great read for kids interested in sports history and the role of women in society.

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Becky Watson

Commissioning Editor in Walker’s “6+” team. I work on books across the different children’s genres, including non-fiction, fiction, picture books, gift books and novelty titles. Happy to answer questions about children's publishing – as best I can – for those hoping to enter the industry!

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